Sliabh Beagh is a beautiful place. I spent most of the day out there with hydrological consultants looking at drain blocking locations. The old drains on the bog in this photo are drying it out and destroying this important and sensative habitat. We plan to block these up next year, rewetting and helping it heal. . . . . . . . #fermanagh#wildfermanagh
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Last in the series tomorrow night. The bigman him self, David Attenborough has produced another classic that will stand the test of time. Attenborough, along with @bbcearth have produced some of the most amazing wildlife films of all time. They were and are such a big part of why I became and ecologist. . . . . . . . . . #bbc#bbcearth
Keep an ear out on Norther Sound radio. I will be on the farming programme talking about Sliabh Beagh and CAP reform. @very_shirley Is making a series of podcasts for the EU year of cultural heritage that will feature County Monaghan's best spots. Dr. Marc Ruddock from the Golden Eagle Trust 🦅 and Paddy Sherry from the Knockatallon ramblers were interviewed as well. . . . . . . #monaghan#ireland
A cold and windy day on Sliabh Beagh. @very_shirley had organised the recording of a series of podcasts on the main heritage sites on Monaghan. This is for the European year of culture. I spoke about the Natura2000 network and the importance of this border site for wildlife. . . . . . . #monaghan#ireland
Let's hope temporarily can be moved to permanent and strengthen even further! #repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @stevewinterphoto |GREAT NEWS! The Chinese government, bowing to international pressure from environmental groups, stated it would temporarily reinstate a ban on the use of rhino horn and tiger bone. Tiger parts were taken off the approved list of medicines more than two decades ago. Rhino horn has no medicinal value; it's made of keratin, - like our hair or fingernails. Chinese medicine consists primarily of herbal remedies; a small but very lucrative market exists for rhino horn and tiger ...
Great day at the citizens science event as part of the Cavan/Monaghan science festival. Morning talks on the weather and conservation on the border then a canoe on the Dromore River. @centra_irl . . . . . . . #liveeveryday#science
A throwback to the amazing summer we had. My boys and I were jumping off Oldhead pier into the Atlantic. It was there first time doing it back home in Mayo. They are such a pair of daredevils! Ireland's wild Atlantic way is such an amazing place and I was so lucky to grow up just a few kilometres from Oldhead. I can't wait to get those two back into the water next summer along with their little brother. Life is for living! @centra_irl Amazing fun. #liveeveryday . . . . . #mayo ...
The future of CAP and farming in Ireland last night was presented by the DG Agh and reps from all the Irish farm organisations in Castleblayney last night. Very interesting debate with many challenges. What ever happens, CAP 2021 must deliver on the environment and climate change as well as supporting farm incomes. We need to feed back into the process to insure our voices are heard. . . . . . . . #farmland#farm